1 Samuel 2:28-36 (New American Standard)

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28 '1Did I not choose them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me; and did I not 2give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel? 29 'Why do you 3kick at My sacrifice and at My offering 4which I have commanded in My 5dwelling, and 6honor your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the achoicest of every offering of My people Israel?' 30 "Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, '7I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever '; but now the LORD declares, 'Far be it from Me-for 8those who honor Me I will honor, and those 9who despise Me will be lightly esteemed. 31 'Behold, 10the days are coming when I will break your bstrength and the cstrength of your father's house so that there will not be an old man in your house. 32 'You will see 11the distress of My dwelling, in spite of all the good that dI do for Israel; and an 12old man will not be in your house forever . 33 'Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar eso that your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul grieve, and all the increase of your house will die fin the prime of life. 34 'This will be 13the sign to you which will come concerning your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: 14on the same day both of them will die. 35 'But 15I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and 16I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before 17My anointed always . 36 'Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a gpiece of silver or a loaf of bread and say, "Please hassign me to one of the priest's offices so that I may eat a piece of bread.""'
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